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Barnsley Hospice is ‘Outstanding’ in latest CQC report
Barnsley Hospice has been awarded an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating following their latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.
The report, published on January 25 2023, stated that at the hospice, ‘people were truly respected and valued as individuals and are empowered as partners in their care’.
The inspectors conducted an unannounced inspection in November 2022 and spent two days with staff, patients and visitors. The visit came as a follow-up to a CQC inspection in January 2022, which rated the hospice ‘inadequate’.
This month, the hospice was awarded ‘outstanding’ in the key areas: Safe, Caring and Well-led and ‘good’ in the Effective and Responsive categories.
This resulted in an overall rating of outstanding – the highest grading that the CQC awards.
The improvements made at the hospice over the last year have been noted in the report, in which inspectors stated that ‘all staff were committed to continually learning and improving services’.
Martine Tune, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nurse at Barnsley Hospice said:
“We are delighted that the hospice has been rated outstanding following our latest CQC inspection.
“The last couple of years have been extremely challenging for the hospice, and I am incredibly proud of how the team have pulled together to ensure the necessary steps were taken to improve our service.
“It is a fantastic moment to see this hard work recognised in the feedback from the inspectors and in the report.
“Providing the best specialist palliative and end of life care for our community is at the heart of what we do, and will continue to be the driving force for us moving forward.
“We are committed to ensuring that our service remains outstanding whilst looking for ways to continue improving, and raise the vital funds required to sustain the hospice.
“On behalf of everyone here at the hospice, I would like to thank our wonderful local community for their continued support.”